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It’s going to be Great at Parwood!

Hard on the heels of the sad end to affiliated dressage at Priory comes very good news indeed: Parwood has been given the go-ahead to run affiliated shows at its top-class facilities located in the beautiful Surrey countryside just off the A31 and the Hog’s Back, west...

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Invest in Iberian futures now!

Invest in Iberian futures now!

PROFESSIONAL RIDERS take note: the Iberians are coming and former big business manager and Grand Prix rider Karen Shepherd and her Pepperwood Park stud and training centre can put you on the inside track. She believes that if British riders ignore Iberian gene pool...

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Dressage judging is a moral issue

DRESSAGE JUDGING is a highly moral activity, writes judge Wendy Jago, “This is not simply because we do our best as judges to discriminate wisely and accurately about the differing qualities of specific movements, or horses' overall way of going, but, more...

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Love me, love my horse (or my friend’s horse)!

I was standing by the results board at a show last week hearing the sad tale of a judge who had 'got it all wrong' about a friend's horse and whose marks had been 'discouraging' (even if they were right, they were therefore wrong). I then put on my own rose-tinted...

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Fall reflections

RUMOURS about the continued existence of various BD Southern venues abound and with the fall in numbers of riders attending dressage competitions in Kent, Surrey and Sussex, fewer venues might be no bad thing. We need a financially viable local competition circuit...

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